CHICAGO — Underwriters, financial advisory and law firms interested in working on Illinois' bond deals over the next several years have until Nov. 4 to submit their qualifications to be considered for a spot on the state's updated financing pools.

Illinois was the top borrower in the Midwest for the first six months of the year, issuing $3 billion of debt in five transactions. The state also finished off last year in the top slot in the Midwest, selling $5 billion of debt in seven deals, according to Thomson Reuters. New money funds the state's ongoing $31 billion capital program.

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